Hannah Goodwin: “Missing, Altered, Cloned, Fragmented: Spectral Bodies of Digitized Women”

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

From the spectacularly replicated clones in the recent television show, Orphan Black to the hauntingly edited subject of artist Sarah Sweeney’s ongoing digital project “Reimaging Erica,” images of women’s bodies have become sites for exploring some of the fundamental properties of digital information. In this talk, Hannah Goodman from Brown University examines how in each case, the fragmentation, alteration, and deletion of the digitized female body, coupled with its unauthorized reproduction and uncanny persistence, evoke the paradoxically spectral yet hypervisible circulations of digital data.